Thursday, January 20, 2011

CBR Review: Deadpool MAX #4

I recently reviewed Deadpool MAX #4 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "Maybe it’s because I’m in the middle of Inherent Vice right now, but it’s finally occurred to me that David Lapham is doing a Thomas Pynchon riff with Deadpool MAX. The shifts from absurd comedy to way-too-serious action back to lunacy? The popculture references in the text and Kyle Baker’s art? The general feeling that the text is mocking itself while also trying to be important and deep? They’re all hallmarks of Pynchon’s work. More than that, there’s something in the style, the way that a scene between Bob and his thought-to-be-dead ex-girlfriend and handler of Cable plays out, her storming into his room and him lying on the bed, two flutes of champagne in hand, Hydra-themed boxers on... It’s parodic and silly and completely sincere in its own way."

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